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Join our #Tech4Wildlife Photo Challenge this World Wildlife Day (March 3)

In celebration of World Wildlife Day this Friday, we're going to be holding our second annual #Tech4Wildlife Photo Challenge over on twitter! It would be fantastic to see lots of photos shared from WILDLABS community members showcasing all the ways we're using technology for conservation. 

Last year, our #tech4wildlife community shared hundreds of photos and videos from the field. In the first 10 days alone we saw 1500+ tweets from 500 users, with 185 photos and 12 videos posted. We had everything from robot cheetahs, acoustic bat recorders in the middle of New York City, to mobile frog labs and portable DNA sequencers! Participants started by sharing their photos, but soon found themselves also passing on their experience as in-depth conversations sprung up around the capabilities of different technologies and the outcomes of the projects being shared. 

Check out our 10 favourite entries from last year 

To participate this year, all you need to do is: 

  1. Take a photo of how you are using tech to save wildlife
  2. Share it on Twitter: tell us a bit about your work and the tech featured
  3. Remember to use the hashtag #Tech4Wildlife and tag us at @WILDLABSNET

​We can't wait to see what you're working on! 



Here is a picture of the black caiman (Melanosuchus niger) taken by a drone, during an expedition throughout the Juruá river, in the Brazilian Amazon.

For the first time UAV was used for counting river dolphins in the Amazon. Here is the tucuxi (Sotalia fluviatilis) during a expedition in November 2016, in the Amazon.

WWF-Brasil in partnership with conservationdrones and Mamirauá Institute is leading a project aiming at using drones for supporting studies on river dolphins abundance. It is the first time this approach has been used.